Hunters and other interested citizens are encouraged to review proposed hunting regulation changes relative to the 2019-2020 and the 2020-2021 hunting seasons, and then make plans to offer comment at one of three scheduled public hearings, or through other available methods.
Proposed changes include amendments to reflect statutory changes, shift the Central Georgia bear season, adjust either sex firearms days for deer, extend archery season for urban counties that meet criteria, regulate hunting and other activities on wildlife management areas and other public lands, and some housekeeping changes.
The complete public notice and synopsis of all proposed rule changes are available on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division webpage at http://georgiawildlife.com/regulations/proposed.
Three public hearings are scheduled across the state to provide the public an opportunity to share comments on the proposed changes. All meetings will begin at 7 p.m. In South Georgia, the hearing will be held April 18 at Evans County Wildlife Club, 501 Cedar Avenue in Hagan.
Any participant at the hearing may present data, make a statement or comment, or offer a viewpoint or argument, either orally or in writing. Statements should be concise to permit everyone an opportunity to speak. Participants must register upon arrival and notify the registering official of their intent to give a statement.
These meeting sites are accessible to people with physical disabilities. To request sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids, contact Tina Johannsen at (706) 557-3350 no later than 4:30 p.m. on April 7, 2019.
For more information or to view the proposed regulation changes, visit http://georgiawildlife.com/regulations/proposed.